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This article written by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 2010 displays a collection of primary source materials pertaining to the Australian Federation Parade in Sydney in 1901. Of particular interest are the groups of people present…

In this column describing the latest fashion trends in 1928, the author suggests that alongside coat frocks, hats and fur pelts, the medieval style was making a comeback. Popular materials such as ring and chiffon velvets, brocades, satins and rich…

Sketch of the Wesleyan Church, designed by the architect Thomas Rowe, at Woolloomoolo in New South Wales. The church is typical of the gothic revival style with its spire and arched, gothic windows.

In this letter to the editor of the West Australian Sunday Times in March 1900, the correspondent “B. Knighted” complains about quarantine practices that required doctors who boarded ships docked at Albany to quarantine patients suffering from…

A photograph of the entrance to St. George's College. The residential college is opposite the University of Western Australia and was the first permanent residential college built at the present university site. The college was built by the Church of…

This newspaper article suggests that a renewed interest in Renaissance fashions and medieval handicrafts can be seen in the elaborate cord trimmings, satin embroidery, coloured fringes and tassels that were being incorporated into home decoration…

Part of the Le Forgeron Marionette collection held at Museum Victoria, this marionette is of a medieval knight dressed in full body armour and wearing a helmet. It was manufactured and performed in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith some time between…

Procession halted in front of the Toowoomba Hall. Labor Day parade celebrates the eight hour working day. Processions with banners were a feature of the later medieval period. The metalworkers' banner has a medieval predecessor in the banners used by…